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ESG, sustainability and responsible business

EU strengthens its arsenal in fight against environmental crime

Revised legislation brings in 'qualified' offences to criminalise serious environmental damage and replaces the 2008 law
Artificial intelligence

New EU AI Act is poised to shape the future for life sciences in Europe

What is the extent of the sector's application of AI and the regulatory outlook following European Parliament approval?
ESG – Environmental, Social and Governance

What is natural capital and what does it mean for investors and lenders in the UK and Europe ?

While some natural capital-related regulatory requirements may currently only be voluntary, or not yet catch financial institutions, there may be
Regulatory and compliance

European Parliament formally adopts Product Liability Directive

What changes and practical actions should businesses be considering?
Competition, antitrust and trade

UK competition regulator issues fresh guidance on green collaborations for sustainability

CMA charts way for businesses to navigate sustainability concerns in supply chains while maintaining competition
Regulatory and compliance

UK government unveils draft procurement regulations for public sector bids

Authorities and suppliers will need to keep an eye on information published about procurements and resulting contracts
Life Sciences and Healthcare

Decision time for UK medical device regulation: diverge or converge with the EU?

The MHRA appears to be considering an approach for UK regulations that would broadly mirror the EU model

Delay in new statutory powers for UK Financial Reporting Council leads to postponement of planned headcount increase

Absence of legislation to expand its remit means FRC will instead focus on a year of consolidation to prioritise its
Financial Services

UK FCA reaffirms tackling financial crime as a top priority

The financial regulator has set out areas of focus for preventing and reducing financial crime in 2024
Regulatory and compliance

Decoding penalty notices: UK ICO clarifies its methodology for issuing fines in new guidance

Restatement and consolidation of the ICO's decision-making process rather than revolution in approach to enforcement
Regulatory Outlook

Fintech, digital assets, payments and consumer credit | UK Regulatory Outlook March 2024

Treasury Committee highlights levels of SME bank account closures by major banks | FCA's key findings of review of claims
Regulatory Outlook

Food Law | UK Regulatory Outlook March 2024

Scotland launches consultation on stricter HFSS restrictions | FSA launch campaign on allergy risks with vegan labelling | Consultation launched